We’ve Been Doing It All Wrong – This Is How To Charge Your Phone Properly

Forget everything you’ve learned and heard about charging your phone – it’s pretty much all wrong. Battery University, made by Cadex, explains in detail how to utilise your battery the most effectively. Indy100 put together the best three points to make your phone last longer.

1. Charge your phone in short bursts

We’ve been taught to charge our phone when it’s on its very last legs at single digit percentages and then charge it to full capacity. However, Battery University explains that when you charge the battery for an extended period of time, you may be damaging the lithium battery. You should charge your phone whenever you can rather than charging it right up to 100% and always take it out when it is fully charged.

2. Avoid charging to 100%

Every bone in my body is resisting this but when you charge it to 1005, your phone is under a lot of tension due to the high voltage:“Li-ion does not need to be fully charged, nor is it desirable to do so. In fact, it is better not to fully charge, because a high voltage stresses the battery.”

3. Remove the phone case

Some cases act as insulators and keep it nice and toasty which reduces the effectiveness of the batteries. Remove your phone case when you’re charging your phone so that the batteries can stay as cool as possible.